Happy 5th birthday to us

The sun shone and we had blue skies to celebrate our 5th year at Shrewsbury parkrun - in that time the course has slightly changed to cope with the growing numbers but one thing has remained the same, that is the enthusiasm and generosity of spirit the people of Shrewsbury has shown for our wonderful event.

 

Unbeknown to me people had been issued with masks of my wife and I as a tribute for the work we do at Shrewsbury parkrun - it is quite humbling that people had gone to such effort - the main suspect who instigated this is believed to be none other than Shufflerman.

 

I would like to take this moment to thank all the volunteers and the core team who make this event possible each week / Shrewsbury Town Council for the continued support and use of the Quarry then last but defintely not least all the runners who just make the event ever so special.

 

There were some very inventive fancy dress outfits on show which was great to see.  It was lovely to see Sharon Wills  join us for our birthday,  Sharon was one of our Run Directors from the early days and only left the team last year when she moved away, well done to her on getting a shiny new PB.

 

Thank you to everyone that brought cakes along to the event - we managed to raise £176 for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

Cancellations

Please remember due to the October beer festival there will be no Shrewsbury parkrun on the 6th October.

Milestones

The following parkrunners achieved milestones this week
25th Volunteer
Amanda CARTWRIGHT
Amber HARVEY
Sue CARROLL

50
Anthony CHEADLE
Marny RICAFORT
Sandra BANFIELD

100
Fiona LEATHAM
Iain DAY

Photos

Thank you to Colin and Len, as seen in photo below, for taking photos this week

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Event number 232
29th September 2018

This week 566 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:

Gary SIMPSON • Mary BRADDOCK • Susan J BOWES • Leonard EAST • Michelle HUGHES • Margaret CONNARTY • Jack ARMITAGE • Susan VULI • Darren HALL • Helen CROOK • Sarah DUFF • David RANDALL • Thomas PHILLIPS • Jennie HESKETH • Martin SADLER • Jack SADLER • Chris WOOD • Glenn FRANCKE • Peter DREW • Rick ROBSON • Ellie RIPLEY • Ruth CRAVEN • Jo PUGH • Aiden PUGH • Leo HALL • Ian PUGH • Alison STONES • Rhian OXENHAM • Anne MASON • Alfred DEAN • Mark GRICE • Shannon EVANS • Amanda CARTWRIGHT • Tom LELLO • Thea MAGUNDAYAO • Josh BREESE • Amber HARVEY • Angie CATHROW • Jo CROFT • Ellie CROFT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Helena TOBIN who recorded a time of 17:33 on 6th June 2015 (event number 82).
The male record is held by Stanley Morgan WILLIS who recorded a time of 15:23 on 11th March 2017 (event number 164).
The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100).

Shrewsbury parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 11,435 participants have completed 84,303 parkruns covering a total distance of 421,515 km, including 15,469 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #230 – Pacer week

Shrewsbury parkrun

Event number 230
15th September 2018

Our poor parkrun laptop failed us this Saturday (it almost made it to our 5th birthday!)  Luckily we were able to borrow the Shrewbury junior one - thank you to them, so that Rick and Simon  could get the results out later on in the day.  As with all of the Core team, Simon and Rick are volunteers and used their own time to get everything sorted, I am sure you will join me in thanking them for their dedication.  Unfortunately the laptop is irrepairable so we will be looking to buy a new one over the next few weeks.

Photos taken by Len East can be found here:

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/132865368@N02/albums/with/72157671309989097

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Just a reminder - 5th Birthday!!!    - We will celebrate our 5th birthday on the 29th of September (we will be officially 5yrs and 1 day old).  To mark the occasion we will be having a fun fancy dress up, with the theme of anything you fancy (I look forward to seeing an assortment of dressing up ideas).  We will also be asking for donations of cakes.  As last year any funds we raise will be given to Lingen Davies, this is a charity that Gail Clayton supported right up until her death, and we wish to continue this tradition and of course remember Gail.  Gail baked for all of our birthday and cake events, she last came to Shrewsbury parkrun on our 4th birthday.  So please do bake for Gail. https://www.lingendavies.co.uk/

The Stats:

This week 490 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 97 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Sam OSTERMEYER • Grace HOUGH • Jez MANN • Susan J BOWES • Leonard EAST • Margaret CONNARTY • Jennifer COMSTIVE • Jack ARMITAGE • Wayne MILLARD • Eric PRIDDING • Clifford WEBB • Ian FORD • Hazel POLLOCK • Rick GARCIA • Simon MEREDITH • Helen CROOK • Thomas PHILLIPS • Steve OLIVER • Jennie HESKETH • Chris WOOD • Glenn FRANCKE • Sam FREEMAN • Ellie RIPLEY • Ruth CRAVEN • Mary CLIFFORD • Jo PUGH • Alison STONES • Thomas VAUGHAN • Martyn JACKSON • Louise BALDWIN • Liz LEFROY • Alfred DEAN • Mark GRICE • Jessie GUNNER • Teresa PARSONS • Shannon EVANS • Laura BIRCH • Tom LELLO • Thea MAGUNDAYAO • Amber HARVEY • Gareth EDWARDS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Helena TOBIN who recorded a time of 17:33 on 6th June 2015 (event number 82).
The male record is held by Stanley Morgan WILLIS who recorded a time of 15:23 on 11th March 2017 (event number 164).
The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100).

 

Event #228 1st September 2018

 

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Funds raised during our Keith Ivison Runner memorial parkrun for Severn Hospice.

Saturday saw a return to slightly cooler and nicer running conditions.  Thank you to all the parkrunners who came along and thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers.  You may have noticed a few new faces wearing the blue and white hi vis recently, we have been recruiting new Run Directors.  Joining our core team there will be Mark Grice, Rhian Oxenham, Len East and Adrian Cooper.  There are some more parkrunners interested in this role and hopefully they will start their training soon.

This week the event seemed to go like clock work, which is thanks to our amazing volunteers :-).

Milestones:

10 Club - Adam BENTHAM

50 Club - Martyn JACKSON

100 Club - Carole MORGAN

It was lovely to see Colin this week taking photos - https://www.flickr.com/photos/70907794@N00/albums/72157700539989774

Coming up..

We will have our next pacer event on the 15th of September.

5th Birthday!!!    - We will celebrate our 5th birthday on the 29th of September (we will be officially 5yrs and 1 day old).  To make the occasion we will be having a fun fancy dress up, with the theme of anything you fancy (I look forward to seeing an assortment of dressing up ideas).  We will also be asking for donations of cakes.  As last year any funds we raise will be given to Lingen Davies, this is a charity that Gail Clayton supported right up until her death, and we wish to continue this tradition and of course remember Gail.  Gail baked for all of our birthday and cake events, she last came to Shrewsbury parkrun on our 4th birthday.  So please do bake for Gail.

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https://www.lingendavies.co.uk/

Now for the stats:

Shrewsbury parkrun
Event number 228
1st September 2018

This week 499 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 71 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:

Grace HOUGH • Steve PRICE • David SHEARAN • Lesley SHEARAN • Paul BOWES • Colin WILLIAMSON • Susan J BOWES • Adrian COOPER • Margaret CONNARTY • John SHORT • Sara SHORT • Rosanne HUTCHINSON • Eric PRIDDING • Susan VULI • Pete HOUGH • Rick GARCIA • Dominic MURRAY • Frank ATHERTON • Thomas PHILLIPS • Jennie HESKETH • Neil HUGHES • Iain DAY • Ray PICKETT • Chris WOOD • Glenn FRANCKE • Sam FREEMAN • Ruth CRAVEN • Alison STONES • Jess HURP • Rhian OXENHAM • Lisa JONES • Cerys WILLIAMS • Louise BALDWIN • Lily ROBERTS • Cathryn Amanda HARTLEY-NEWTON • Sharon GARCIA • Mark LEAHY • Susan WALKER • Josh BREESE • Angie CATHROW

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Helena TOBIN who recorded a time of 17:33 on 6th June 2015 (event number 82).
The male record is held by Stanley Morgan WILLIS who recorded a time of 15:23 on 11th March 2017 (event number 164).
The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100).

Shrewsbury parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 11,248 participants have completed 82,507 parkruns covering a total distance of 412,535 km, including 15,180 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Shrewsbury parkrun
Event #226
18th August 2018
Written by Imogen Gunson from Perry Hall parkrun

We truly seem to be back with weather perfect for a run – cool and dry :-) . On the riverside walk to the start I met with a warm welcome today’s Run Director Glenn shortly before we had our first timers and tourists briefing, the group was large and had many first timers a which is lovely, I’m sure Shrewsbury left an excellent impression for them to return and be bitten by the parkrun bug!
As the mass assembled at the start it’s hard not to start talking to someone, particularly when I’m apricot showing you’re a tourist from afar! Meeting two lovely ladies who are local and come when other commitments allow, we certainly get pulled to be at events whenever diaries allow. We had been warned in the briefing of the hill en route (twice) and it certainly wakes you up early on.
It is truly a well marshalled course, I don’t think there’s much chance of going wrong which is a credit to the volunteer team for having so many hi vis heroes! On the route we also had many runners of all ages from first timers being supported round by friends and family, through to established runners alongside a wheelchair participant who passed me up the hill, amazing!
Shrewsbury is very lucky to have a wonderful volunteer family, to enable everyone to get outdoors in such a beautiful park and riverside run!

In total 446 parkrunners walked, jogged or ran of whom 68 achieved new PBs so a massive well done all!
Milestones was achieved by 1 into the ’100 club’, 2 into the ’50 club’ and 1 joined the ‘junior 10’ – I’m sure they’ll be looking forward to proudly wearing their black, red and white shirts before too long.
The first achievement for many is just getting to your first parkrun, whether you speed round or need some encouragement to keep going, remember we’re all out there taking part and that’s the amazing thing. Today we were joined by 16 first timers who remembered their barcode and hopefully enjoyed themselves so much they’ll return and maybe even catch the tourist bug, as I was one of 31 tourists.
Final note has to be the thank you to the high vis heroes of which we had 38 volunteers today, we really couldn’t enjoy our run without you!

 

Shrewsbury parkrun Event number 212 – 7th April 2018

This week 334 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Geoff KINLEN • Grace HOUGH • Susan J BOWES • Rob KERR • Jason DAVENHILL • Heidi POOK • John SHORT • Sara SHORT • Rosanne HUTCHINSON • Eric PRIDDING • Clifford WEBB • Lauren WILLIAMS • Pete HOUGH • Rick GARCIA • Billy SHAW • Simon MEREDITH • Allie SHORT • Ruby CARTER • Emma FEELY • Susie DAVIS • Nicola COOKE • Glenn FRANCKE • Poppy SHERWIN • Ava SHERWIN • Claire SPROSTON • Ella MEAD • Martyn JACKSON • Thea JONES • Wendy HOLM • Sally BARTLETT • Alfred DEAN • Jodi OWENS • Amanda CARTWRIGHT • Josh BREESE • Amber HARVEY • Toby PARRY-EDWARDS • Ben HARPER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page.

MILESTONES REACHED:

100 Club: Kevin CAHILL • Maurice PRITCHARD •Jane DA COSTA  •

50 Club: Gill EVANS •

AGE GRADES:

The female record is held by Helena TOBIN who recorded a time of 17:33 on 6th June 2015 (event number 82).

The male record is held by Stanley Morgan WILLIS who recorded a time of 15:23 on 11th March 2017 (event number 164).

The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100).

 

Shrewsbury parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 10,354 participants have completed 74,919 parkruns covering a total distance of 374,595 km, including 14,065 new Personal Bests.
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